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    Amazing Race

    Is anyone else watching? I'm finding that the teams seem a lot more competitive. Each of them has a real chance to get to the end.

    Ugh - 2.2 pounds of caviar. I like a little bit, but not straight. It's gotta be on a blini or cracker. Based upon the clips, it seemed like the teams who told themselves to just get it down were able to do it faster. Christie and Nicole kept on dwelling on how gelatinous and nasty it was - definitely setting up a mental roadblock. But, seriously, that's a lot of food to eat in one sitting. My stomach hurt once after eating a high quality 1/2 pound burger once - I had to sit up with a sofa cushion in my lap because it was too uncomfortable to lie down. So, eating 2.2 pounds of anything is amazing.

    I'm really not liking Brandon, the Christian model. He wouldn't do a vodka shot because he wanted to set a good example. So, instead, he goes back on his word. Last week, he broke his early alliance with Charla & Mirna. This week, he backed out of staying with Colin/Christie, Chip/Kim & pizza guys. As Kim said, you can't blame them for playing the game. I just have issues with it because he continuously talks about his faith and then turns 2 faced.

    Overall, I think my current favorites are the bowling Moms. They are being competitive, but they aren't getting all uptight about stuff. Just having fun while trying their best.

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    TAR is awesome!!!

    My favorite team is Charla/Mirna (although Mirna is starting to grate a bit), and I am rooting for Chip/Kim and the moms. I absolutely adored Bob/Joyce and was crushed that they were eliminted. Totally a class act.

    I hate Brandon/Nicole (aka The Children of God) and I think Colin races well but is a jerk. Colin is totally running the show on that team - Christie doesn't have enough of a personality for me to form an opinion of her.

    The twins are alternately amusing and annoying, and the pizza brothers are jerks, but I'd rather they stay in the race than either of the "pretty" couples.

    It's so hard to wait a whole 7 days between episodes!!

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    I would take 2.2 pounds of caviar over those nasty writhing baby octopus they had to gag down last season in Korea!!

    I really liked this last episode; it was kind of like 2 different races, with the first 5 arriving when they did, then the last 3. I thought it was so sweet when Bob asked Joyce on the way to the palace (which was GORGEOUS) if she'd ever been on a sleigh ride. She's a sweetie, but I found him a bit of a grump most of the time.

    ITA, heyang, about Brandon & Nicole and their "selective Christianity". This is not the first time they've kind of screwed someone over; perhaps it would be better if they were to just stay away from everyone else and do their own thing.

    At this point, I'm rooting for either Chip & Kim or Linda & Karen. I DESPISE those brothers and the only reason I want them to stick around is because of the potential of some nasty things happening to them before they get eliminated. :D They are creating enough bad karma for that to happen, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
    I would take 2.2 pounds of caviar over those nasty writhing baby octopus they had to gag down last season in Korea!!
    TOTALLY!!!

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    I can't get over when one of the pizza guys said 'Damn foreigners' when they were in Uraguay. They were the foreigners - not the taxi drivers. I would've loved if someone had yelled 'Arrogant American' back at him.

    At least Colin & Brandon were trying to coax Christie and Nicole into eating more caviar; so, their relationships seem pretty strong. The only couple that didn't seem to be in a good relationship was Alison & Donny. Glad she's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyang
    At least Colin & Brandon were trying to coax Christie and Nicole into eating more caviar; so, their relationships seem pretty strong. The only couple that didn't seem to be in a good relationship was Alison & Donny. Glad she's gone.
    Brandon was quite supportive of Nicole, but Colin was being really rude to Christie, I thought. Once she completely melted down, and the other teams began passing them, Colin became more supportinve, but at first, all he did was badger her to take smaller bites (I don't blame her one bit for trying to take fewer, larger bites - that seemed to be the key), and get frustrated with her. We heard him say several times that he wished he'd done the challenge - when he was the one who said he'd never be able to get it down so she should do it!

    I'm definitely with you about Alison & Donny. The BB/TAR crossover idea was lame, and I'm glad they're out early.

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    I agree that Colin was rude to Christie. I don't like him or the brothers. Chip bugs me too.

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    Those octopuses from Korea were BEYOND gross. I had forgotten about that. :sheesh:

    I am loving TAR this season so far. I was MAJOR bummed about Joyce and Bob getting booted though. I really liked them. I got all teary at the end when he turned to her and asked her if she'd ever been on a sleigh ride before, and then since they knew they were probably last anyway, they just enjoyed the ride. That was so sweet. I am gonna miss those two. They were one of my fave teams. :(

    I too am very fond of the Bowling moms ("Gee,we beat the twins at an eating contest, big shock!!" was the line of the night, LOL). The brothers sometimes get on my nerves and the two youngerish couples get on my nerves sometimes, but they don't grate on my nerves nearly as much as Myrna and Smirna. They are SOOOO two faced themselves because one minute, they are going on about how they want to prove to the other teams that they can do everything just as well as the other teams, and then the next minute they are all like, poor us and poor little Charla because she's small and can't do much so please help us out. You either want to prove what you say or you don't so stop being so wishy washy. I wouldn't be upset if they were gone this next week. The twins are okay sometimes (they have their moments, LOL) and Chip and Kim are growing on me. I was happy they managed to get to the front of the pack after trailing behind for so long. They've had their moments for me too (I think every team is going to have a moment or two or three that will drive us all nuts in this game) but they aren't so bad. I can't wait for this next episode. It looks like they will be in Egypt next! Cool. :D

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    The Block 5 Shots was a lot of fun. I loved that part.

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    I'm a Charla/Mirna fan. I like strong women. They've been double-crossed, and they've been dissed by most of the men on the show. I believe that's because the men #1-don't like being beaten by 2 women & #2-they can't handle the fact that Charla is also a little person but has twice the guts that their women do. Go Charla!!!

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    I meant to do this last season, but missed some of the info.....I was wondering which team actually makes it in the fastest overall time. So, I've been keeping track of each of their start times and end times. I haven't done the actual computations, but here are the overall time differences between 1st and almost last place by leg....

    Leg 1 - 51 minutes between Allison/Donny and Father/Daughter teams

    Leg 2 - 82 minutes between Charla/Mirna & Twins

    Leg 3 - 144 minutes between colin/Christie & Pizza Guys

    Won't be able to determine difference between Chip/Kim and twins until they show the times at the start of Leg 5.

    Finishing 1st on the last leg doesn't mean that the team actually finished the fastest.

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    That was harsh....

    I'm glad the bowling moms are still in, but to have all their cash taken away AND not get any for the next leg - I can't wait to see what happens.

    Props to Charla for going down below to get the bag!!!! And why did Mirna keep saying 'Belissimo' in Russia???? But good for them for getting an earlier flight to Cairo!!! Can't wait to see what happens between them and Colin/Christie next week.

    I can't stand Marshall and Lance - I want them out NOW!!!! Their comments on the Russian people on the train were just rude.

    Herm (sk8ngnutt)

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    3 hours 4 minutes between Chip/Kim and the Mensa Twins in Leg 4.

    Also, Colin & Christie checked in at the pit stop at 11:27am - 3 hours before the 2nd flight (w/Charla & Mirna) arrived in Cairo. I will be interested to see next week what time Char/Mir got to the pit stop - it was nighttime, so at least 8pm, I would think.

    However, Colin & Christie were idiots for taking the Fast Forward. At that point they had a 7 hour lead on the next fastest team. This is NOT the time to take the Fast Forward! As we saw from the preview for next week, Charla and Mirna will catch up with them on the next leg, so their lead will evaporate. Colin is a master at arranging flights, and has been generally racing well, but this was just stupid.

    Charla and Mirna did great this leg! Charla cntinues to impress me. I loved her running commentary while doing the Roadblock (Herm - Mirna says "Bellissimo" when she's excited no matter what country they're in. I think she just likes to say it)

    I'm really glad that Chip & Kim are still hanging in there. Bummed that Chip helped the horrible Children o' God team, because I can't stand them. at Brandon for whining about doing the Roadblock after Nicole had to eat the caviar last week.

    Glad that the moms weren't eliminated, but I don't know how they're going to stay in the game next week.

    Best show ever!

    guinevere

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    Interesting twist that now if you come in last in a non-elimination round you have to give up all your money and apparently beg in the streets. I CAN'T WAIT for Marshall and Lance to have to do that, with their oh-so-charming personalities.... :sheesh:

    Fun fact: The Hermitage museum, where they had to find the Rembrandt, is apparently within a stone's throw of Yubileiny Palace, where Tamara Moskvina trained Bereznaja/Sikharulidze & Kazakova/Dmitriev, and where Yagudin, Urmanov, and Plushenko trained before Yagudin went to the US. You can apparently see the Hermitage from some of the windows there. As a matter of fact, during the hockey challenge in the previous episode, I was wondering if maybe that was in the Yubileiny...

    ITA it was stupid for Colin & Christie to take the FF. HOWEVER -- I think how it will work to their advantage is because of the fact that they got to skip all the climbing down into the tunnel and hauling the rocks across the sand, etc, etc, they will be considerably more rested than the other teams. Big leads on that show mean nothing, however, because you know sooner or later EVERYONE ends up waiting at an airport at 3AM for the ticket windows to open 3 hours later, regardless of how big of a lead they may have had the day before. If I were on that show and my setoff time was 2:15AM and the next instruction was to go get plane tickets, I'd say "Screw it" and go back to bed for another 2 1/2 hours.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
    If I were on that show and my setoff time was 2:15AM and the next instruction was to go get plane tickets, I'd say "Screw it" and go back to bed for another 2 1/2 hours.....
    Considering how lousy some TAR contestants are at directions, they all probably need every minute!

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